By Bruce A. Smith
I am pleased to announce a new video release on YouTube where I explore the events surrounding the discovery of part of DB Cooper’s ransom money in 1980.
Over $6,000 worth of twenty-dollar bills was found in two separate places at a beach called Tina Bar, a spot along the Columbia River just downstream from Vancouver, Washington.
First, on Sunday, February 10, 1980, an 8-year old boy named Brian Ingram found three bundles of weathered twenties when he was digging in the sand. The next day the bills were discovered to be from DB Cooper’s ransom delivered during his skyjacking eight years earlier, in November 1971.
When the FBI descended upon Tina Bar two days later, they uncovered thousands of shards of money buried in the sand for a stretch of 40 feet under the area where Brian had found his bundles. After digging through the areas with shovels, the FBI brought in backhoes and found fragments of bills down to a depth of 3-4 feet.
How the money got there and when is still unknown, but there are plenty of theories to explain this unusual phenomenon. Welcome to the DB Cooper story – one that is filled with inexplicable mysteries.
To watch the video, click below: